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Chicago teacher debate on Education Nation

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An insightful discussion on education reforms among Chicago teachers on the Education Nation/NBC series, aired on May 2.  We have edited out the first fourteen minutes, which consisted of a painfully slow introduction from NBC, Univ. of Phoenix and the …

Julie Woestehoff on vouchers on Fox News

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Julie Woestehoff of PURE and co-founder of Parents Across America on vouchers on Fox Chicago News on May 3. Illinois Lawmakers Considering New School Voucher Bill: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

About Brizard: A message from the Rochester community to Chicago

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Jean-Claude Brizard is leaving his post as Rochester Superintendent to become head of Chicago schools. Here is a video of parents, teachers, students and community members warning Chicago about their new schools CEO.  PAA has chapters in Chicago and Rochester, …

Closing Detroit school for pregnant teens; ground zero for democracy?

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy See Rachel Maddow’s show from March 22, in which she explains how Robert Bobb, the Broad-trained manager of Detroit schools, plans to close the Catherine Ferguson Academy,  a …

Seattle speaks out; Newark, please listen!

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Check out the Seattle town hall meeting aired February 10, with parents and community members speaking out about the failed leadership of their Broad-trained Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson, who was recently fired from the post but is reportedly a top candidate …

Student play blasting education policies in NYC and nation as a whole

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Check out the performance of the play “Declassified: Struggle for Existence (We Used to Eat Lunch Together)” at the off-Broadway Abingdon Theater in NYC.   The play was written and performed by students at Queens Collegiate and Jamaica High Schools, directed …

Joanne Barkan on how billionaires are controlling our public schools

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And contributing to a “democracy deficit.” Her seminal article in Dissent, “Got Dough,” is here.

Parents Across America on corporate interests in education

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Parents Across America on charter schools

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Idaho high school students walk out to protest

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March 02, 2011 Democracy Now’s interview with Jonny Saunders of Timberline High School in Boise, who explains why he led a walk out in his high school to protest the proposals of Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna and Gov. …